Vols banned from Bar Knoxville

HOOVER, Ala. - Defensive end Chris Walker and linebacker Nick Reveiz confirmed this morning that Tennessee football coach Derek Dooley has made several Knoxville establishments off limits to the Vols, including Bar Knoxville.

Bar Knoxville, of course, was the site of the highly publicized July 9 altercation that sent two men – one an off-duty police officer – to UT Medical Center and put several Vol football players on the police blotter.

Dooley subsequently confirmed to InsideTennessee.com that two players, linebacker Greg King and defensive tackle Marlon Walls, remain suspended indefinitely in connection with that incident, even though neither was mentioned in any police reports.

"The two suspensions were related to the incident," Dooley said. "When all of that happened, I told you I made the decision based on the information I had gathered to that point. I've gotten no new credible information to do anything different. We're still waiting for the legal process to carry out."

In addition to suspending King and Walls, Dooley dismissed sophomore safety Darren Myles.

Several more players have been either questioned or arrested in connection with the July 9 incident. Asked if the players other than Myles will report with the rest of the team on Aug. 3, Dooley replied: "It should be cleared up by then. I expect it to be, but I don't want to make that decision right now."

Asked if the indefinite suspensions will involve game suspensions, Dooley said, "That's to be determined."

The coach said there is "nothing new to report" regarding the incident, subsequently adding: "We're at the stage right now where we have to sit back and let the legal proceedings go. We've done what we've done internally. Now let's see if we're missing something out there."


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